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India's inclusion in Global Entry programme hailed by US Senator

The Trump administration's decision to include Indians into the Global Entry programme that expedites entry of visitors at the airports and other ports of entry further deepens the bilatertal ties to the Indo-AsiaPacific region, a top American Senator has said.

Take prudent view on GM mustard: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the central government to take a “considered” and “well-infor­m­ed” view before taking a policy decision on the commercial release of genetically-modified (GM) mustard crop, saying the effects of such a move would be “irreversible”.

Chitra earned Rs 23 cr for last 8 months as NSE chief

Chitra Ramkrishna (in pic), whose tenure as NSE CEO was ridden with controversies, took home a salary of Rs 23 crore for the last eight months of her stewardship. This is three-fold more than Rs 7.87 crore she had earned during the entire 2015-16. According to the NSE annual report, Rs 23 crore included variable pay, leave encashment, leave travel allowance, medical allowance and gratuity. This “excludes 50 per cent of the variable pay of Rs 1.58 crore to be paid on deferred basis after three years.”

Venkaiah Naidu is NDA’s V-P nominee

Senior BJP leader and Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu (in pic) will be the National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) vice-presidential candidate, the party announced on Monday.

A BJP parliamentary board met in New Delhi on Monday evening and decided to field the veteran leader against opposition’s candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi for the post of vice-president.

Members of both houses of Parliament will vote on August 5 to elect the new vice-president of India. 

Time running out for RBI on rate cut

A Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research report titled ‘India Economic Watch’ points to key aspects of the current economic scenario to advocate a rate cut by the RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee

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